Representing the University of Cincinnati, Matthew Choto claimed top honors for the Central District at IDSA’s Cleveland conference this spring. In the video below, he presents four projects including a safer, cooler welding helmet, a chair and a business model to equip makers with the tools to market and distribute their products.
Representing Virginia Tech, Feild Craddock claimed top honors for the Southern District at IDSA’s Raleigh conference this spring. In the video below, he presents four projects including a reinvention of New York City’s dying payphone system and a toothbrush that addresses the unique needs of arthritic users.
Representing MassArt, Carlos Escobar claimed top honors for the Northeast District at IDSA’s Hartford conference this spring. In the video below, he presents three projects including a service experience to make travel feel much more like home and an advocacy platform to help generate awareness and support for HIV and AIDS prevention.
Representing Notre Dame, Alisa Rantanen claimed top honors for the Midwest District at IDSA’s Indianapolis conference this spring. In the video below, she presents four projects including a corporate work-in-progress developing an AC unit that can generate a secondary water sources and a discursive design project that suggests a solution for storing and curating memories.
Representing California College of the Arts, Charlie Weber claimed top honors for the Western District at IDSA’s Long Beach conference this spring. In the video below, he presents three projects including an ice pack fit for urban athletes, the Shift bag and a system to enable street vendors to hawk their wares affordably, legally, safely, sustainably and artistically.
If you were to pick a place to get revitalized about your place in the design profession, you’d do well to spend a weekend in beautiful Raleigh, NC like a few hundred of our closest friends did this spring.
This 90-second video offers a good taste of the learning, networking and Southern Hospitality folks enjoyed at this year’s Southern District conference.
We can’t lie. We invited people from all across the Midwest to come to Indianapolis to talk about new paradigms for design practice. And when they trekked to Naptown, what went down was pretty awesome.
Don’t believe us? Have a look at some conference highlights: